The review process for proposals may require up to six months. CIPE staff reviews all proposals for completeness and compliance with CIPE requirements. Applicants will be contacted if further clarification is required. CIPE's Executive Committee evaluates all proposals and makes recommendations for approval or rejection. The Committee meets four times a year. Proposals approved for funding are presented to the National Endowment for Democracy for final approval. At the conclusion of the review, grant award documents or notifications of rejection are sent to the applicant organization.
Gene flow - the flow of genes from one population to another.
Genetic drift - the change of gene frequency from one generation to another caused by the cumulative effects of random fluctuations, rather than by natural selection.
Mitochondrial DNA - the DNA found only in the mitochondria (the powerhouses of the cell) and inherited only from the mother.
Morphology - the scientific study of the form and structure of organisms.
Paleoanthropology - the study of human origins, the study of the fossil and cultural remains of extinct human ancestors.
Taxonomy - the classification of organisms into groups according to their relationships and the ordering of these groups into a hierarchical arrangement.
The private sector can provide invaluable input into the design of policies and reforms as well as their implementation. Through an open, transparent, and democratic dialogue with the government, business organizations in countries around the world can become representative voices of business and key partners in reform. Engagement with the business community can therefore help shape an entrepreneurship ecosystem that is uniquely tailored to local needs and circumstances. Within that ecosystem, given the chance, entrepreneurs will find their way forward and bring economic dynamism to democracy that delivers.